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Holy Cross Associates

If you’re interested in cultivating a more ordered spiritual life, consider becoming a Holy Cross Associate. Like OHC brothers, Associates commit to anchoring daily life in the basic values of Benedictine spirituality: Community, Hospitality, Humility, Balance, and Mindfulness. For more than a century, Associates have been a vital part of our community’s life, work, and vision.

The Associates Rule is well established but we encourage Associates to adapt it in consultation with a community member or spiritual director. The process of tailoring the rule to fit specific circumstances is consistent with the practical wisdom of Benedictine life. We also believe that engaging in this process supports spiritual growth.

In addition to living under the rule, Associates commit to:

  • Annually reporting their experience of living in alignment with Benedictine spirituality.
  • Participating in at least one annual retreat at an OHC monastery.
  • Supporting OHC with prayer and, if possible, financial contributions.

Click here to download a copy of The Associates Rule (PDF)

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Br. Bernard Delcourt, OHC
Director of Associates
Phone: 845-384-6660 ext. 3008

You may also contact the Director of Associates at any of our other houses, Holy Cross Priory and St. Benedict’s Priory.